After canceling all pre-orders, Plastic Logic has completely cancelled the QUE ProReader. They claim, however, that they are working in a second generation. Apparently, they realised their product was dead-on-arrival because of the changes in the market.
The promising-but-pricey Plastic Logic Que was enticing when first announced, but extensive delays have made it less appealing. Still, major Plastic Logic investor Herrman Hauser selflessly thinks now would be the perfect time for someone to buy up the company.
I asked at the announcement if the Nook would get exclusive perks over other Barnes & Noble readers, like Plastic Logic’s Que. Shelf space ain’t one of them, since Que will cosy up with Nook in B&N stores next year.